Declaring cannabis ‘very necessary’ marks a watershed 2d in ancient previous

Bruce Barcott and David DownsMarch 26, 2020 A Terrapin Care Station employee in Colorado conducts curbside pickup as an essential business during COVID-19 outbreak. (Courtesy Terrapin Care Station) The COVID-19 pandemic has forced government officials to make life-or-death decisions about which goods and services are essential, and which are not. Essential businesses stay open; those…

COVID-19 and scientific cannabis sufferers: What it be important to know

In the midst of the COVID-19 maelstrom, the recent shuttering of nonessential stores has created concern around access to cannabis, particularly for medicinal cannabis consumers. Those who depend on cannabis for therapeutic purposes will be relieved to learn that across the US, medical cannabis dispensaries have been deemed essential services, comparable to pharmacies. As of…

UK to permit cannabis imports—an critical step for clinical rep entry to and, within the damage, legalization

Chris RobertsMarch 6, 2020 (Dmitry Naumov/AdobeStock) The United Kingdom loosened draconian import rules on medical cannabis products Monday, allowing licensed wholesalers to bring in much larger quantities of cannabis flower and oil, and at a greatly reduced cost. This promises the few patients with legal cannabis prescriptions in the country more reliable and affordable access…

Is legalization inappropriate for medical cannabis sufferers?

Legal cannabis isn’t new to Canada—in fact it’s been available to patients with qualifying medical conditions since 2001. There’s no doubt that when cannabis became legal to all adults in 2018, it was made possible in large part by the persistence and advocacy of patients. “We have to remember that it was medical patients who…

The buzz on Utah’s fledgling clinical cannabis program

The state of Utah is famously conservative, both politically and culturally. In a region of the country dominated by liberalism, Utah’s elected officials are overwhelmingly Republican. The state hasn’t had a Democratic governor in 35 years and hasn’t voted for a Democrat in a presidential election since 1964. Life in the Beehive State is largely…

Weed at work: What clinical cannabis sufferers must know

Medical patients in Canada have been accessing cannabis products for over a decade, but new laws allowing adult use (aka, consuming cannabis for non-medical reasons), have prompted employers to add cannabis clauses to their workplace impairment policies, typically prohibiting use at work. But what if you use cannabis therapeutically? Here, certified human resources leader Erin…

‘Merciless and extraordinary’: Kansas resident faces an extended time in penal advanced for clinical marijuana utilize

Bruce KennedyJanuary 22, 2020 Larry Burgess poses for a portrait in his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Burgess had his first seizure in 2009 and was later diagnosed with grand mal seizures. In April 2017, he was arrested in his hometown Fredonia, Kansas and charged with three felonies: growing marijuana, manufacturing a controlled substance, and…

Where is cannabis appropriate?

Leafly StaffJanuary 17, 2020 (Elysse Feigenblatt/Leafly) Each year that goes by, there seems to be a shift in cannabis legalization across the states. With a rapidly growing market and even more politicians bowing to cannabis reform, it can get a bit confusing parsing out state and federal nuances when it comes to cannabis law. Shop for…

What it’s indulge in to be a kid who medicates with cannabis

Meg HartleyJanuary 15, 2020 (Courtesy of the Turner family) It’s awful that there are sick children in this world, that someone so young could already be tied to grown-up matters like mandatory daily medicine. Unfortunately, it’s a very real situation for many families, and its complications are made considerably more so when that medicine is…